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Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015

June 18, 2018 – Osborne, Kan. – Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018, certification under ISO 9001:2015. The company has maintained certification under ISO standards since October 2000. The company-developed and maintained…

How Creep Feeding Piglets Increases Yields

Creep feeding plays an important role in the life cycle of pigs. The practice introduces piglets to a solid diet while they are still suckling, and in doing so, helps them get off to a much better start. Beginning during the piglets first few weeks of life, solid feed promotes gut and digestive enzyme development.…

How to Keep Livestock Cool in Hot Weather

During the summer months when high temperatures and humidity combine, keeping your livestock cool and comfortable is an absolute necessity. How to keep animals cool in hot weather should be a priority. Otherwise, many can succumb to heat related stress, exhaustion, stroke—and unfortunately, death. Enclosed spaces without proper ventilation will result in serious problems for…

Average Market Pig Weight 2018

In the last couple decades, lean growth and feed efficiency have dramatically improved average pig weight for market. Productivity of the average pig farmer has increased, with pigs per litter and average market hog weights both increasing. A sure sign that a farrow-to-finish operation is successful is that pigs remain profitable at heavier market weights.

Managing Pig Temperature Requirements

Hog farmers know a pig’s environment is one of the key components to produce optimal conditions for pig production. The importance of swine health as it relates to pig body temperature range should not be underestimated. Pigs are a highly adaptable animal and can perform well within a range of temperatures known as the thermoneutral…

Innovative Pig Feeding Trough Designs

Feed efficiency, i.e., how well pigs can convert feed into growth, is determined by the right pig feeder trough design, and is one of the most important factors that influence pig production. Feed costs for commercial pig operations can account for up to two-thirds of the cost of production. In addition, recent research has shown…

RFID Livestock Tags: The New Standard in Livestock Management

What are RFID Livestock Tags? Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are electronic devices, stamped with a unique number, that identify livestock animals. Depending on the model of RFID Livestock tag, the ID number can be read by an electronic reading device. They are tamper-proof and the electronic chip is sealed within a rigid, durable plastic…

FAST Start feeder named Producer Choice

August 22, 2017 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start™ wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. FAST Start is the answer to the…

Read This Before Investing in Industrial Ceiling Fans

When planning a ventilation system for livestock buildings and barns, you’ll want equipment that’s both efficient and effective. Since the health and wellness of your animals is at risk, any responsible business owner will want to take proper ventilation seriously. Industrial ceiling fans have been a staple in livestock ventilation systems for decades, but you…

Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder

May 23, 2017 – Osborne, Kan. – Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike. Hand feeding and automatic, gravity-flow feeders dominated the industry until the development of mechanical-flow feeding in the 1980s. This development revolutionized the industry and the only mechanically-operated feeder,…